Special Academic Programs

During your four years at Princeton you will discover new ideas, new fields of knowledge and the adventure of learning. There is perhaps no better way to begin this journey than by taking a freshman seminar. As you progress, however, you may discover that studying what you love means forging your own path. 

At the end of freshman year, a few exceptional students may apply for the University Scholar Program. In the sophomore year, some students engage in departmental independent work through early concentration and others begin formulating proposals for an independent concentration. A handful of juniors each year may undertake a field study that closely complements their academic interests. And students at various points in their studies may wish to undertake reading courses, student-initiated seminars or courses through our exchange programs. 

We encourage you to explore the many options available to you to tailor your academic career at Princeton. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the corresponding administrator and consult with your advisers to see if the opportunity is right for you.